Friday, September 14, 1787
By Center for Public Policy, Citizenship and Ethics
Posted on 9/14/2020 - 5 minute read
William Jackson, secretary of the Constitutional Convention, entered into today’s Journal that “the report from the Committee of revision, as corrected and amended yesterday, being taken up, was read, debated by paragraphs, amended, and agreed to as far as the first clause of the 10th section of the first article inclusive. The House adjourned.” Appended to Jackson’s notes is a list of eighteen motions, indicating how each State voted on each one, as has been Jackson’s practice throughout the Convention. However, Jackson omits the language of eight of the motions, leaving the record incomplete. Most of his records of other motions are wholly inadequate, such as “to insert the word enumeration” without indicating where the words are to be inserted.